On the Art of Creating Counter-narratives

How can we use counter-narratives in art to challenge oppressive or harmful stereotypes?


Discussion: How do you use counter-narratives in your art to challenge oppressive or harmful stereotypes? Share your comment down below.

Last year, mid-pandemic, I found myself reflecting on the importance of broadening the ways in which we talk about migrant issues outside of policy, headlines and legal status alone. My latest works are an exploration of these ideas.


Discussion

How do you use counter-narratives in your art (whether that’s visual art, literature, or performance) to challenge oppressive stereotypes? Share your comment down below.

Hint: A counter-narrative offers us a viewpoint outside of popular stereotypes. In my own experience, I use illustration and writing to re-humanize migrant issues as an everyday life experience outside of crisis, conflict and politics alone.

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